Hamish has created a bronze Black Rhino sculpture, also known as the hook-lipped rhinoceros. Tragically, this magnificent creature is critically endangered, with numbers dwindling at an alarming rate. Hamish’s first meeting with this magnificent animal has stayed with him for twenty years, and that lasting impression informed much of the making of this sculpture.
“Part of my research is about trying to get into the head of the animal: its attitude, disposition, and those peculiar traits that distinguish it from the pack. As subject matter, a wild animal is physically and mentally very different to one in captivity.” (HM)
Hamish has captured the enormous bulk of the beast. They stand over 1 meter tall at the shoulder and can grow to over 4 meters in length. It has a distinctive long prehensile upper lip and two upright horns. This bronze Black Rhino sculpture is available in a limited edition of 12.